The Sixth Chamber of the Administrative Litigation Court suspended the candidacy of Citizen Prosperity.
Three magistrates form the Sixth Chamber of the Administrative Litigation Court, which decided to grant provisional protection to the Cambio Party against the Civil Prosperity Party.
With the resolution of the Sixth Chamber, the candidacy of civil suffragettes, including presidential candidate Carlos Pineda, was suspended.
The judges of the Sixth House are: Juana Soliz Rosales, Alba Susana López Rocanac and Nadia Amabilia Morales de León.
This chamber had other issues in its hands such as Amparo, promoted by the Foundation Against Terrorism, against the Superior University Council of the University of San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC) after Gloria Porras was elected as titular magistrate of the Constitutional Court, which was rejected.
Juana Soliz Rosales
President of the Sixth Chamber, she is Doctor in Law, and Postgraduate Professor in Usaque, Professor in the Master’s Program in Criminal Law, Postgraduate Thesis Examiner, and Professor at the Universities of San Carlos, Panamericana, Landívar. , del Istmo, and Mariano Gálvez.
Alba Susana Lopez Rocanac
He is a lawyer and notary. He has professional practice of more than 25 years. He holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Law from the Center for Higher Studies in Legal and Criminological Sciences. Has been a University Professor.
Nadia Amabilia Morales de Leon
Graduate in Legal and Social Sciences, Lawyer and Notary. He has professional practice of more than 20 years. He holds a Constitutional Doctorate, a Criminal Doctorate and a Criminal Procedure Doctorate. She has been a University Professor and has participated in several publications of judicial journals. She was also a legal advisor to a court.
Magistrates of the Sixth Chamber of the controversial Administrative Court granted provisional protection to the Cambio party, with which they challenged the Second National Assembly of Civil Prosperity, eliminating all candidacies of that political group, including Carlos Pineda.
The amparo was introduced on 5 May and 10 days later, the Sixth Chamber processed it by requesting a detailed report from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), a program of administrative actions taken to register the contested assembly. limited to making
According to the action, the party carried out various defections during the second National Assembly held on November 20, 2022 and where they elected the National Executive Committee, which is why they asked to suspend the participation of Prosperidad Ciudadana and all candidates . Various positions of popular election including Carlos Pineda.
The fact was confirmed by the Chamber through a provisional amparo granted to the Cambio party of Manuel Baldizon’s children and ordered the TSE to suspend the participation in the electoral elections of the political group Prosperidad Ciudadana, including all its candidates.
TSE defends the assembly
The challenge before the Sixth Chamber at that time was supported by the Registry of Citizens of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. When registrar Ramiro Muñoz was questioned about its defects, he assured that they were resolved on his “criteria” and for this reason he registered the assembly.
According to Muñoz, the opinion of the Department of Political Organizations indicated three defects, which led to a hearing being held for the party to clarify the position, in case the assembly was considered valid when doing so.
“Three issues that were said were: 1) the list of attendees was not presented: the political organizations sent observers to the assembly and they took lists of those who were there; 2) the financial situation: the party was about to disappear, therefore it was not the case that they received public money. That is why they show that they cannot submit financial reports; 3) it is the representation of minorities: three forms were presented and only one received a majority,” Muñoz said. Explained.
Registrador de Ciudadanos explica porqué avaló la segunda Asamblea de Prosperidad Ciudadana, la cual fue impugnada por el partido Cambio en al Sala Sexta. pic.twitter.com/dfw3W1K4Mn
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Muñoz implied that, in his opinion, the defects of the assembly were corrected so that it would be valid. However, he said that he respects and abides by the decision of the Sixth Chamber.